An exquisite location in the beautiful village of St Jean de Paracol in the Languedoc Roussillon - the heart of Cathar country. The perfect retreat and base to explore this fascinating region of the south of France. Our home-away-from-home is a rustic-modern barn conversion and comes complete with large back deck flowing into a private garden with a large cherry tree (and hammocks!), and is surrounded by gardens and backs up to a forest. Ideal for walking and hiking, as well as relaxing.
Nestled on the edge of the tiny picturesque village of St Jean de Paracol in the Languedoc Roussillon region of the south of France, our petit maison is a recently-converted small barn, in the "Cathar District" of the Languedoc Roussillon. The house has an open-plan "rustic-modern" design on two levels, with living, dining and kitchen area upstairs, and sleeping quarters and bathroom downstairs.
The kitchen/dining area is fully equipped with a 5-burner Italian (Glem) stove and oven, a dining table that seats 6-8 people, an industrial-style counter with 3 stools, small dishwasher and fridge plus all culinary condiments, utensils and crockery in a rustic-modern style, and plenty of cooking equipment (including a grain grinder and a waffle maker).
The back door opens onto a wide wooden deck which flows onto a grassy lawn and surrounding flower gardens, a large cherry tree with hammocks, and a line of poplar trees to the west, near a trickling stream and bird-filled forest.
Downstairs, a queen-sized master bed and single/twin (with pull-out trundle bed) in the open-plan bedroom can sleep up to four (ideal for a family with one or two children). Upstairs the sofa bed sleeps an extra two people. In the summer additional cabana and "glamping-style" sleeping quarters are available on the deck in the back garden.
We have camping equipment available for a couple or 3-person family camping excursion, 3 bicycles, local terrain/hiking maps, an intriguing library with inspiring books about the area, and equipment for two people.
We also supply a list of local personalities in the neighborhood, services, attractions and adventures.
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You have full access to the entire house and property.
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This is an entire house and property where the owners live far away. Although we have someone available in a nearby village to help out when necessary, and we do our very best to anticipate all possible needs, you need to be self-sufficient and resourceful type of person, couple or family to stay here. We are at the whim of nature in the countryside here and random and unexpected things can sometimes happen. You need to be solution-oriented and competent. In cooler months you need to know how to start a fire and keep it going in order to stay warm. In rainy times you need to be able to empty a dehumidifier (if necessary). If you have children you need to be fully responsible for their safety. This house is *not* wheelchair accessible sorry, and is not ideal for anyone with a broken leg or other similar injury.
We supply everything we think you need but sometimes life will throw you a curveball; you need to be resourceful and intelligent when that happens. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Look after the place as if it were your own. Respect the tranquility of the village.
I am available by phone and internet to answer questions and we also have a local manager whois available to help out if necessary.
Friendly, creative, honest, yogini designer-writer-photographer and New Zealander living in Brooklyn New York with 12-year-old daughter and Canadian husband. My favorite travels have been to the Atlas mountains of Morocco, the Karakorum Highway in Pakistan, and the Dead Sea in Israel. I love nature, yoga, healthy food, great music, art, photography, modern architecture, mountains, beaches, fun cities and life in general.